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Update on Recent Activity

With the easing of certain lock down measures across the UK, and recognising the need for people to return to the outdoors and improve both their physical and mental wellbeing, we at Kendal MRT are supporting our fellow teams with the new message of “If you need to go out on the fells, then remain within your capabilities and take the necessary precautions”.

The adventure smart website provides invaluable advice on all aspects of having a great day out. Topics include checking the weather, what gear to wear, knowing not only your own ability but that of someone who may be joining you and what to do if help is needed.

As a team we would like to thank all those who continue to support us. During the past 3 months we have had a few callouts. Responding to requests from Cumbria Police and North West Ambulance Service involving incidents that have involved pure misfortune rather than people ignoring the guidelines. We still do this with a smile on our face as we know, accidents do happen, people do not go out with the intention of having a bad day.

Return to Training

One of the most difficult things to achieve during the Covid-19 situation has been how we continue to train our team members. We have held online training meetings, and we have had to produce videos on how we respond to callouts and the Covid – 19 protocols that we as a team must observe. However,… Continue Reading

Mixed Day For Team

Today has been very much a bittersweet day for the team. A mixture of pride at being part of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service and sadness as we said our farewells to long serving team supporter and former fundraising officer Peter Clarkson. Peter passed away peacefully on 17th May. It was due to Peters… Continue Reading

Queen’s Award for LDSAMRA

As part of Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association, Kendal MRT are very proud to have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Each team within LDSAMRA has its own unique history and as individual teams achieved some outstanding rescues, but if and when a large scale incident occurs we all work as… Continue Reading

No Callouts, But Still Keeping Busy!

The Lake District teams are glad to report that with a majority of people following the stay at home message we have been very quiet on the callout front. This does not mean that team members have been quiet. We have a significant number of team members fulfilling their roles as frontline NHS staff, including… Continue Reading

BAE Systems Present Cheque

BAE Systems Present Cheque

This evening we welcomed Cdr Iain Tough and Lt Adam Marfleet from BAE Systems Barrow, who along with fellow colleague and team member Scott, have been fund raising for the team. They presented a cheque for £1,010.00, which they raised as part of the K2B challenge, to team fundraising officer Neil. Iain and Adam were… Continue Reading

Remembering Harry

Remembering Harry

November 24th was a team training day in Kentmere. But more importantly for the team it was also our time to remember our friend and team member Harry who passed away earlier in the year. After a minutes silence some team members reflected on how Harry mentored them on the art of search management and… Continue Reading

Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal Mountain Festival

Once again the team were only too pleased to lead out the competitors for the10k challenge run at this years Kendal Mountain Festival. It also gave us a chance to show off our new waterproof jackets which will be part of our new team kit supplied by Salewa. It is only through the generous donations… Continue Reading

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